The stock market have been very generous towards investors during the recent years and the S&P 500 index is at its highest levels now. Unfortunately, good past returns do not guarantee good future returns and some market analysts, economists, and investors have started to worry about the yield curve movements.
All of the major countries' central banks hold a significant portion of their reserves in foreign currencies. Why do they purchase them and why the U.S. dollar is the most popular reserve currency? In this article, we’ll explain what the reserve currencies are, what purpose do they serve and why the world’s central banks hold them.
There are two main groups of market participants: institutional and retail investors. Contrary to popular belief, the majority of market participants aren’t small and independent individuals but large institutional investors who manage massive capital. In this article, we’ll explain the difference between institutional and retail investors with some examples.
Facebook didn’t show any interest in blockchain technology until early 2018 when the company formed a special blockchain group that is supposed to help Facebook find the best uses of blockchain tech. Not long after forming the blockchain group, Facebook announced its first blockchain product: a cryptocurrency named Libra.
Recently some traditional economists were confused when they saw that more countries joined “the negative interest rates club”, so here is my opinion on this bizarre macroeconomic trend. We’ll try to explain why such a policy has occurred and why it can be a dangerous sign for the global economy.